Registered Respiratory Therapists at University Hospitals are dedicated health care professionals who specialize in caring for patients with cardiopulmonary ailments. From newborns to the geriatric population, our respiratory care professionals provide expert care with the utmost respect for each patient and their family members. University Hospitals recognizes the importance of respiratory therapists and provides opportunities for advancement through a robust clinical ladder. Many of our respiratory therapists hold advanced certifications, such as ACCS, NPS, RPFT, SDS, and the AE-C. These professionals also work in a variety of focused settings, such as emergency and critical care, neonatal/pediatric care, pulmonary function laboratories, sleep laboratories, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, as well as functioning as clinical navigators for patients with lung disease.